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The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Kyrgyzstan

WFP country report cover for Kyrgyzstan
Dr Damir Esenaliev, Dr Suyoun Jang, Francesca De Ceglie and Rachel Goldwyn
Publisher: SIPRI
December, 2019

The study contains detailed findings from the field research in Kyrgyzstan and is part of a wider knowledge partnership between SIPRI and the WFP, which aims to better understand and strengthen WFP’s contribution to improving the prospects for peace. In the light of its complex context—where humanitarian, development and peace agendas intersect—Kyrgyzstan was selected along with three other countries (El Salvador, Iraq and Mali) for pilot phase research.

This research involved a review of country office and programme documentation and the relevant literature. The core of the country case study research, however, involved qualitative assessment through in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and project site visits. Interviews were held with country office staff, project beneficiaries and other key stakeholders.

The synthesized findings of these four cases studies can be found in the preliminary report The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace.

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Peacebuilding and theories of change

3. Conflict context analysis

4. WFP’s contribution to improving the prospects for peace in Kyrgyzstan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Suyoun Jang is a Researcher with the Peace and Development Programme.
Dr Damir Esenaliev was a Senior Researcher in the Peace and Development Programme.
Francesca De Ceglie
Rachel Goldwyn